Registering trademarks in Europe you can obtain the following benefits:
Unitary and exclusive protection of trademark.
A single procedure for registering a trademark of the European Union in all countries.
A trademark of the European Union will be protected immediately in all EU countries by one registration.
– single application form;
– single administrative center for registration;
– a single document confirming the right to TM.
– simplicity of the procedure for submitting documents.
No need for national registration.
You can register as many European Union trademarks as you wish.
Among important reasons for registering trademarks in Europe are also a wide consumer audience, which has about a billion people and increasing the prestige of personal business, which will affect the level of customer loyalty.
Words, surnames, slogans, signatures, abbreviations, labels, portraits, colors and even sounds can be registered as a mark. If a trademark is contrary to morality, public policy, or misleads a potential user, then the applicant will be denied registration.
The EU trademark must meet two conditions:
Be able to present in graphical form;
Allow to distinguish the goods and services of one company from the goods and services of another company.
Registration of a trademark of the European Community is carried out on the basis of one application, drawn up in one language (Spanish, German, English, French or Italian) and paid by a single fee.
The required documentation package includes an application for a patent, a list of goods and services provided by your company, and documents of the beneficiary.
What countries are covered by an EU trademark registration?
A European Union TradeMark provides trademark protection in all 28 member states of the European Union through one registration, namely: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Trademark registration fee in Europe
The fee amount depends on:
whether it is an individual EU trademark, EU collective or an EU certification mark;
whether it is filed by electronic means;
how many classes of goods and/or services are covered in your application.
The basic fee covers one class for EUR 850. The fee for the second class of goods and services is EUR 50. The fee for three or more classes is EUR 150 for each class.